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Food For Thought: "Karma And The Art Of Butter Chicken"

Kojo chats with food writer Monica Bhide on her new novel and how culture connects her family's history in India with her present life in the Washington region.

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Best-selling Author Candice Millard On The Making Of Winston Churchill

New York Times best-selling author Candice Millard on her new book, "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill."

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If You Think Eating Is A Political Act, Say Thanks To Frances Moore Lappe

When Frances Moore Lappe wrote the best-selling Diet For A Small Planet back in 1971, she helped start a conversation about the social and environmental impacts of the foods we choose.
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Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.
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In 'Reputations,' A Political Cartoonist Faces Crisis Of Conscience

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez about his novel, Reputations.
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'Sing For Your Life' Recounts A Journey From Juvenile Detention To The Opera House

Ryan Speedo Green grew up in a trailer park and did time in juvenile detention before discovering he had a unique singing voice. He now performs at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
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Why Maureen Dowd Calls 2016 "The Year Of Voting Dangerously"

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has been writing about politics for more than 30 years. Her insights on presidents past and why she thinks the 2016 presidential race is the nastiest in modern history.

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'The Face Of Britain' Tells A Nation's History Through Portraits

Art historian Simon Schama shares the stories behind the artworks — from the portrait that made an 18th-century actor into a star, to the one Winston Churchill's secretary threw into a bonfire.
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Blogger Luvvie Ajayi Is Judging You With Her New Book

Blogger Luvvie Ajayi discusses her new book I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, which has her takes on pop culture and more.
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In 'Jerusalem,' Nothing You've Ever Lost Is Truly Gone

The house Alan Moore was born in was torn down in 1969 — along with most of the rest of his neighborhood. But in his new novel, Jerusalem, the legendary comics creator brings it all back to life.

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